There were fond tributes from government officials for former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and Fianna Fáil leader Jack Lynch, who died in Dublin on October 20 following a long illness. The Dáil (Parliament) observed a minute's silence in memory of the 82-year-old former politician, and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said: "On behalf of the Fianna Fáil party, we say a fond farewell … [Read more...] about News from Ireland: Jack Lynch Dies in Dublin
By Tom Deignan
Irish actor James Nesbitt stars in a new Northern Ireland crime thriller called Bloodlands, which begins streaming this week on AcornTV.
Nesbitt - whose credits also include Bloody Sunday, The Hobbit trilogy, Danny Boyle’s Millions, and Waking Ned Devine - spoke to Irish America on Zoom this week, about the new show, his accomplished career, and the love he … [Read more...] about James Nesbitt: “Why I Love
Where I Come From”
Oh! star of Erin, queen of tears, Black clouds have beset thy birth, And your people die like morning stars, That your light may grace the earth. – "Stars of Freedom," 1981 By IRA volunteer Bobby Sands, M.P. H-Block, Long Kesh Prison Camp ℘℘℘ Watching Bobby Sands die in 1981, much of the world realized, finally, that the young IRA soldier and hunger striker was a … [Read more...] about Wild Irish Women: A Most Sorrowful Mystery
This past November, detectives in County Antrim arrested a former British soldier who was involved in 1972’s Bloody Sunday. The arrest was the first made in connection with the incident, which claimed the lives of 14 civil rights protesters in Derry nearly 44 years ago.
The man was arrested and held and questioned at a police station before being released on bail.
Since the … [Read more...] about First Soldier Arrested for 1972
Bloody Sunday Deaths
Police in Northern Ireland are launching a murder investigation into the infamous Bloody Sunday shootings, which occurred on January 30, 1972, in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, and left 14 unarmed Catholic-civil-rights protesters dead at the hands of British soldiers. PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott told the Irish Times, “It’s a lengthy investigation. This has … [Read more...] about Bloody Sunday Investigation Launched